I found this clock at one of the local discount retailers (half the fun is the hunt, right?) and at a bargain price snatched it up. I didnt like the color at all, since nothing in my house was the weathered rasperry color. But that could be changed…I liked the face & hands enough to experiment.
So I popped the face out of the frame and got busy with the exterior shell. I used a cheesecloth and some black satin paint to gently coat the exterior to make it more of a soot black, with a hint of this reddish base showing through. I dabbled it on in layers.
And this is the final outcome. The softened black looks opaque in the photo but it is actually quite translucent and matte, which makes it a nice, soft, sooty black. It goes perfectly with my accessories & style.
Not bad for $13!!!